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Shrimp with mango salsa and rice

I’ve been working diligently this week on using up several pounds of mango I’ve had for about 2 weeks. They were not quite ripe enough, but now, after more than 2 weeks in the refrigerator, they are ready to serve their purpose! I’ve already made fish tacos, grilled salmon, seared black cod – all topped with tropical fruit salsa: I can be quite repetitive with my dinner choices. Oh well: once again I am combining seafood and tropical fruit to make this very colorful and fresh Summer dish: shrimp with mango salsa and rice!

Shrimp with mango salsa and rice

Tropical fruit salsa goes exceptionally well with all kinds of seafood, something I’ve learned in Hawaii. Making this kind of salsa is as easy as throwing together some fresh vegetables, chopped mango, pineapple or any other tropical fruit, lime juice, and some spices! You can sear the shrimp on stove top like I did below, or you could grill it using the same spices I am using in this recipe. Or, if you don’t have fresh shrimp, you can even use frozen cooked shrimp (defrosted).

Because it’s so easy, I often make this shrimp with mango salsa after a long work day – it’s very comforting and quick!


Shrimp with mango salsa and rice

Shrimp with mango salsa and rice

Prep time: 30 minutes

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients for mango salsa and rice:

  • 2 cups mango, chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned sweet yellow corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped in small cubes
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup rice or quinoa

Ingredients for shrimp:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 22 (count) peeled and deveined shrimp, with tails still attached, if you want
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1) Mix all chopped ingredients for mango salsa in a large bowl, add lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to let the juices combine together.

2) Cook rice or quinoa according to package instructions.

3) Rinse the shrimp.

4) Mix salt, pepper, sage, paprika, oregano, cumin, and chili powder in a medium size bowl. Add shrimp to the bowl with spices and mix and toss to coat shrimp with spices.

5) Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Add shrimp, coated with spices and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until shrimp becomes red in color on each side. Remove pan from heat.

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  • The Café Sucre Farine June 21, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Sounds delightful, definitely my kind of meal! Love that salsa, I think I could eat it like a salad!

  • Barb June 21, 2013, 10:38 pm

    Just a beautiful meal!

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 22, 2013, 2:04 am

    This dish looks amazing Julia! So tropical and summer-y looking. It’s absolutely beautiful.

  • Monique June 22, 2013, 9:25 am

    Summer..and a holiday..on a plate Julia:)

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking June 22, 2013, 9:37 am

    This meal look so refreshing and delicious! Perfect for a hot summer day!

  • Yummy, yummy!!!! I think the salsa goes so well with the shrimp. Pinned!!!

  • [email protected]'s Recipes June 22, 2013, 10:47 am

    The shrimp look lipsmacking and the salsa goes perfectly with it.

  • Liz June 22, 2013, 11:20 am

    Such a gorgeous meal! Perfect summer fare!

  • Patty June 22, 2013, 11:24 am

    Delicious use of your mango! I love mango salsa and have to try it with shrimp -looks like a perfect Summer meal 😉

  • joan June 22, 2013, 12:55 pm

    What a beautiful plate of food!

  • Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen June 22, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Oh Julia again such a colorful amazing looking dish!! Beautiful!!! Such a great idea to combine juicy mango with shrimps! Delicious!!!! Love it 🙂
    xox Amy

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate June 22, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Yum 🙂

  • Suzanne Perazzini June 22, 2013, 8:22 pm

    That looks so colourful and delicious. Shrimps with anything is a favourite.

  • Deb June 22, 2013, 9:38 pm

    What a scrumptious summer recipe, light yet bursting with bright flavor! Mangos are still in season and paired with the shrimp would make my family very happy!

  • [email protected] June 23, 2013, 12:19 am

    Yum! Love all the vibrant colors!

  • [email protected] June 23, 2013, 3:28 pm

    What a pretty dish! Love the colors. And the flavors! Your tongue must have been smiling as you ate this. Really good stuff – thanks.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 23, 2013, 9:39 pm

    Everything look so delish and colorful! Perfect sunshine on the platter 🙂

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen June 24, 2013, 1:55 pm

    This is so gorgeous and fresh-looking! Shrimp is something I don’t make often enough! Thanks for the reminder. Mangoes never stick around long enough in this house to actually make it into a recipe. I’d probably have to hide it…

  • Yelena June 24, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Great dish for Summer! And the colors are beautiful. Just wonderful-)

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook June 25, 2013, 4:51 pm

    I love everything in this dish! Mango and shrimp together over rice… one quick dish with colorful presentation. Beautiful, Julia!

  • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen June 25, 2013, 9:44 pm

    This looks really tasty! I love mango Salsa!

  • Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} June 26, 2013, 7:38 am

    This looks so good! I love spicy shrimp, and mango salsa is one of my fave things! Are you finished using up you stash of mangoes? Mango/ white chocolate muffins are awefully delicious if you are into baking. . . . 🙂

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes June 26, 2013, 11:35 am

    I did a mango salsa on chicken a couple weeks ago but never on shrimp. Love this idea!

  • Daniela June 27, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Julia, what a wonderful summer dish!
    I love mangos and I love shrimps so this is on my to do list for this weekend.

  • Jacqueline June 28, 2013, 7:58 am

    Hi Julia,

    I couldn’t find an email for you. I have added you to My Favourite Strawberry Recipes on Baby Centre. Hope that is ok. Jac x

  • Sofia Clara June 28, 2013, 11:54 am

    love the colours in the dish!

  • Baltic Maid June 28, 2013, 11:54 am

    I am a huge fan of fruity salsa with a hearty dish like seafood or meat. I love it. Your picture makes my mouth water… It looks sooo tasty!

  • Von June 30, 2013, 10:32 am

    I never have too many mangoes to use because they’re so expensive here 🙁 haha…..unless they’re overly ripe in which case I make them into puree to use in desserts! Your tropical salsa sounds so refreshing and tasty and I can imagine how well it would go with the prawns!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef June 30, 2013, 8:32 pm

    this shrimp sounds wonderful! great summer flavors 🙂

  • Mary Frances July 22, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Stunning, Julia! You have definitely mastered the art of color in your meals. Healthy and gorgeous!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 3, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Stunningly beautiful meal, Julia! I am working on a recipe round-up post and will add a link to your recipe. Also, pinning!

  • Susan April 23, 2014, 7:58 pm

    Bell peppers?

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